So I redid my entire workflow, and developed a new coloring method I nicknamed “fauxnochrome” (or more accurately a modified trichromatic colorscheme) in order to streamline things; this ended up being based partly on the night lighting in the first two pages of my round one comic. My page count also ballooned to a completely absurd 18, which I then pared down to 16, before adding two additional pages in a panic bringing it back up to 18.